Client: The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA)
Project: Improving DOMA’s Accessibility
Role: Art Direction | Designer
The National Center for Health Statistics approximates 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. In the efforts to make the David Owsley Museum of Art a more accessible environment for individuals with disabilities, I created solutions through design. My challenge was to deliver three solutions for DOMA that would make it more accessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The three solutions included the creation of a organization named Access for Deaf or Hard of Hearing; an American Sign Language guided tour offered each week; signed video descriptions and transcripts of the artwork accessible through QR codes. These three solutions lead to the creation of an app design that features information about the organization, QR code access to the videos of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted descriptions, a full interactive map of DOMA, a sign up page for Speaking Visually (the ASL guided tour), special events, and museum information.